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Black and White Donuts

These donuts are a spinoff of one of my favorite cookies: Zabar’s Black and Whites.
The glaze pairs phenomenally well with these soft, baked chocolate donuts.
In fact, these had to leave the house ASAP. They’re crazy stupid addictive.
 I defy anyone to stop at just one. 
(which side do you start with??)

Black and White Donuts
Recipe for Donuts adapted from: Milk & Honey
Recipe for Glaze from: Fodor’s and Gourmet Mag

    For the Donuts:

    • 3/4 cup flour
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 4 tablespoons oil

    For the Glazes:

    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 – 2 tablespoons water
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and cornstarch into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, vanilla, and oil and whisk together.
    2. Scrape batter into a zip top bag. Snip off the end and pipe batter into wells greased (or nonstick) donut pans (fill about halfway).
    3. Bake at 450º for 7-9 minutes, until donut springs back when pressed. Let cool.
    4. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the glaze, reserving the cocoa powder.
    5. Pour half of the white glaze into a separate, small bowl. Whisk in the cocoa powder.
    6. Spread the white glaze onto one half of each donut. Spread the chocolate glaze onto the other halves.
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    Ashton Swank

    Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

    22 comments on “Black and White Donuts”

    1. I would start with the chocolate side:) I just purchased a mini donut pan, and I think I need to make these!

    2. Mmmm Donuts!!! Love the black and white glaze!

    3. I’ve just received my mini donut pan and was searching for a great donut recipe. Thank you!

    4. I loathe making decisions–why do I have to choose?! Well, after I’m done stressing out over every possible outcome from choosing one side over another, asking virtually everyone I know and attempting to ask everyone I don’t, and stewing for as long as humanly possible before I feel the immense pressure of everyone around me anticipating my decision (per EVERY decision-making process I go through; seriously, ‘indecisive’ doesn’t even cover it), I think I’d opt for a middle bite, like your picture. Best of both worlds, right? You can’t go wrong by being in the middle. It’s nice there. It tastes like chocolate AND vanilla. Phew. Thanks for bearing with me. So can I have one now?

    5. I have been looking for a good baked donut recipe to use in my new donut pans. These look like something my family will devour in one sitting. Can’t wait to try this recipe! I am pinning it :)

    6. See, you post questions like that and I get all confused. (Also, I just scrolled my eyes up to Hayley’s comment and realized she started the same way, LOL. See, we’re all meant to be BFFs.) Because sometimes I like to start with the rich chocolate and end with the lighter vanilla. But sometimes not. Argh. Now I want donuts. Thanks. :)

      • lol– I just told Hayley that I took that shot specifically for her. And, dude. Yes, we are all meant to be BFFs. My husband and daughter are going to Elk Grove next week– if plane tickets weren’t so darned expensive, I’d be heading straight for you guys!!!

    7. These look absolutely amazing! I would definitely start with the rich chocolate and leave a bite at the end as well just to finish it off. I might as well make it all chocolate in the case huh? I’m hosting my weekly link party going on right now at http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/05/whimsy-wednesdays-11.html and I’d love for you to share these.

    8. Your blog photos are incredible! What do you use to get the colored background?!? I’m featuring your cookie dough recipe on my blog today and I absolutely loved them!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!


      • Awesome! I’m excited to see the post!!

        I just use scrapbook paper. I’ve built (using that word VERY loosely) the cheapest, ghetto-est photo set EVER. But it seems to get the job done, thank goodness :) –and thanks to my light scoop!

    9. I can’t make decisions to save my life. Love that you used two glazes, perfect! I have been craving these since you shared them on instgram! Must make them now!

    10. Give me these…now! I need a doughnut pan for these and hope to win your giveaway! What a great sponsor!

    11. I love making baked donuts and this looks like a fabulous chocolate donut recipe to keep tucked away!

    12. Chocolate donuts with TWO glazes…yes please!!! I can totally see the dilemma in where to start!!!

    13. Hi,

      I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!



    14. How about starting right in the middle? :) These look absolutely FAB. Thanks for sharing your ideas on “Strut Your Stuff” Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

    15. Making these this weekend! Cannot wait, awesome recipe :)

      I’d start with the vanilla icing!

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